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News Release

 

Kentucky Department of Highways District 9

Contact: Allen Blair

606.845.2551 (office)

606.748.3716 (cell)

Allen.Blair@ky.gov​


KY 3056 at Maysville to reopen by Friday once slide repairs complete
Unstable hillside excavated, benched for safety

 

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (June 23, 2020) – Contractors expect to remove barricades and reopen KY 3056 at Maysville by Friday after completing a large-scale slide repair.

Work has included trucking away 50,000 cubic yards, or about 5,000 dump truck loads, of unstable hillside above KY 3056 about two tenths of a mile east of Jersey Ridge Road to create a series of safety benches.

Once final blacktop patching, shoulder repairs, and other work is complete, KY 3056 will reopen – reconnecting it to KY 8 near downtown Maysville. That should occur by Friday, June 26, barring any weather or other issues. Motorists should watch signs and message boards for changes to the reopening schedule.

In January 2019, continued rockfalls forced state highway engineers to close KY 3056 to safeguard the traveling public. The Transportation Cabinet undertook a geological investigation of the slide area, sought and secured about $500,000 in repair funding, engineered repair drawings, talked with landowners, secured right-of-way easements, and hired a contractor.

Crews began clearing trees around Nov. 15, then began excavating a series of stair-step benches to remove unstable rock and create a gentler slope to help prevent any future rockfalls from the reaching the pavement.

 

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